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September 2014 issue

Citations recognise outstanding contributions to student learning

Preparing for Success Team

Retired Major-General receives top ranking

Liz Cosson, centre, with University Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee, left, and University Chancellor The Hon John Dowd AO QC.

Sparring in the ring and at the bar table

Shelley Watts

The Hon John Dowd AO QC farewelled at Graduation as new SCU Chancellor installed

Rewards for years of effort.

When Lisa Meader crossed the stage of the Whitebrook Theatre to receive her award for the Master of Supply Chain Management, she became the final student to receive her degree from the Southern Cross University Chancellor The Hon John Dowd AO QC. The Chancellor, who received a standing ovation when he was awarded an Honorary […]

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Former Page MP Janelle Saffin made Honorary Fellow of the University


Janelle Saffin DipT(NRCAE), BLegS(Macq), the former federal Member for Page, was presented with the award of Honorary Fellow of the University at the September graduation ceremony  in acknowledgement of her contribution to Southern Cross University and to the Northern Rivers. Ms Saffin was a member of the University Council for two separate terms for a […]

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Ethics of the law made it hard for Kirby to land a job

Retired High Court Judge The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

When retired High Court Judge The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG was a student at Sydney’s Fort Street High he excelled as a student, topping the State in two subjects and receiving a maximum pass. But do you think he could get a job in a law firm afterwards? “The ethics of the law and […]

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Kick off for Asia Pacific Football Institute

A junior player honing their skills at the AC Milan Soccer School.

The Asia Pacific Football Institute (APFI) was formally opened this month, at the end of a three-day children’s soccer camp, with former AC Milan coach and player Andrea Icardi. The APFI, in East Lismore, was funded through a federal government grant of $2.5 million and a contribution of land by Southern Cross University. The APFI was […]

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ARC Linkage win for the Centre for Children and Young People

Professor Anne Graham

The Centre for Children and Young People has received an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant of $320,000 for a project titled ‘Improving wellbeing through student participation at school’. The ARC funding of $320 000 is being supplemented by an additional $255 000 from partner organisations – the NSW Department of Education and Training, the NSW Commission […]

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Graduating visual arts students already making their mark in art circles

Dan McDonnell's winning painting, 'Flow Lines III'.

They’re yet to graduate but Southern Cross University final year visual arts students are already making their mark in art circles. Receiving accolades for their work are painters Dan McDonnell, Elaine Green and Jasper Hills and sculptor Cecile Knight. All will be part of University’s annual visual arts students graduating exhibition, Transit 2014, when it […]

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Project aims to boost Indigenous midwives


Marni Tuala walked away from a possible lucrative career as a lawyer to study to be a midwife. The 32-year-old second-year Southern Cross University student could never consign herself to a life of six minute billable hours, instead preferring the possible life-long impact a good midwife can have at birth. The fact Mrs Tuala is […]

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Maurie Ryan’s legacy lives on with new local history prize


The legacy and influence of much-loved Southern Cross University historian, the late Maurie Ryan, lives on with a new prize for education students. The Maurie Ryan Prize for Local History recognises students in the School of Education’s primary and early childhood degrees who undertake research into local history and produce new works that can be used in […]

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Meet the staff: Jak Carroll

Jak Carroll

Name? Jak Carroll What is your job? I am a lecturer and one of the course coordinators for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. I am particularly excited about this role as this course will be offered at the Gold Coast campus for the first time next year. What’s the best thing about your […]

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